If the rhythmic clapping throughout Eminem’s “Till I Collapse” really inspires you to do those extra reps at the gym, you are far, far from alone, according to research by music-streaming giant Spotify.
Spotify wanted to find out which songs people listen to most while working out, so it looked through data on its millions of users, and identified which artists and songs appeared most frequently in playlists labelled “workout.”
Many of those that make up the top artists and songs list are simply what’s popular at the moment — hello, Chainsmokers — but there are others that definitely seem to resonate with people working out. The top two, the aforementioned “Till I Collapse” and Kanye West’s “POWER,” both feature clapping and a certain pump-up vibe. Speaking from personal experience, “Till I Collapse” was a prominent part of my high school basketball warm up, and it definitely did the job.
Here are the lists Spotify came up with for both top artists and songs:
Top Workout Artists
- Kanye West
- Calvin Harris
- The Weeknd
- The Chainsmokers
- David Guetta
Top Workout Songs
- Eminem – “‘Till I Collapse”
- Kanye West – “POWER”
- Drake – “Jumpman”
- The Chainsmokers – “Closer”
- Calvin Harris – “This is What You Came For”
- Rihanna – “Work”
- Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
- The Weeknd – “Starboy”
- Beyoncé – “7/11”
- David Guetta – “Hey Mama”
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